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November 12-15, 2024
Pennsylvania Convention CenterPhiladelphia, PA

Informa’s Greenbuild Host Committee

National Capital Region

The Greenbuild Host Committee is excited to be a part of this year's event, and participate with you this September in Washington, DC! We are looking forward to highlighting the best local community projects that exhibit resilient, low-carbon and healthy design and operations.

About the USGBC National Capital Region

USGBC National Capital is leading the nation in making healthy, sustainable buildings a reality for the people of the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area within a generation.

The National Capital Region has consistently ranked among the Top 10 states for LEED since 2010, and serves the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland and Northern Virginia. Their diverse membership includes developers, builders, designers, environmentalists, educators, and community leaders. Each provides a wealth of knowledge and industry access at every level. Today, in the D.C. area, you'll find some of the strongest green building codes in the country, the most LEED-certified space per person in the U.S. and one of the highest concentrations of LEED professionals in the nation.

Host Committee Members

  • Lina Daniel, Project Manager, Sustainability, JLL
  • Katie Beysselance, Regional Sustainability Manager, Turner Construction
  • Valerie Oliver, Sustainability Specialist, GB Shades
  • Erika Hughes, Sustainability Analyst, ASB Real Estate Investments
  • Annea Hapciu, Product Designer, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Rebecca Price, State Advocacy Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Amy Upton, Director or Environmental Design + Principal, Grimm + Parker Architects
  • Evan Auld, Senior Key Account Manager, UL Solutions
  • Olivia Brown, Engineer, Clark Construction
  • James Slack, Project Architect, ZGF Architects
  • Benjamin Duchek, Founder, Swailing
  • Sonia Zamora, Portfolio Manager, Akridge
  • Kiersten Washle, Building Science Engineer, CMTA
  • Mary Summers Rogers, Senior Education Associate, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Kaitlyn Sweigard, Marketing Manager, CMTA, Inc. 
  • Andrea Foss, Sustainability Director, Steven Winder Associates
  • Lavon Butler, Portfolio Manager, Akridge
  • Roger Platt, SVP Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Eddy Alvarado, Senior Chief Engineer, Akridge
  • Aarushi Khatri, Sustainability Consultant, Steven Winter Associates
  • Christopher Davis, Senior Consultant, Building Performance, Sustainable Design Consulting 
  • Gregory Plavcan, Sustainability Strategist, Gensler
  • Liz Resenic, Sustainability Strategist, Gensler
  • Lisa Hoskins, Associate, ZGF Architects
  • Kathryn Kutzner, Sustainable Development Manager, Community Forklift 


Gensler's Roots to Success initiative at Kelly Miller Middle School is one such project that is set to make a significant impact on the community. Located in the heart of Washington, DC’s Ward 7, Kelly Miller Middle School is an institution with a rich cultural history and legacy. 

The school serves a diverse population of students, many of whom come from families with limited resources. The school is also situated in a food desert, where access to fresh, healthy food is limited.